The Second Woman

Louise Mey, translated by Louise Lalaurie Rogers and Louise Cand
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Missing persons don't always stay that way...

Sandrine lives alone, rarely speaking to anyone other than her colleagues. She is resigned to her solitary life, until she sees on TV a man despairing for his wife who has mysteriously disappeared. Sandrine is drawn to him and eventually the two strike up a relationship.

When the man's wife reappears, Sandrine is forced to confront the truth about him. Is he all she thought he was, or is he hiding an abusive and manipulative character? Who can she trust - the man she loves now, or the woman he loved first?

Author bio:

Louise Mey (b. 1983) is a Paris-based author of contemporary noir novels dealing with themes of domestic and sexual violence, and harassment, often with a feminist slant. The Second Woman is her fourth novel, but the first to be translated into English.

Louise Rogers Lalaurie's translations from French include Frederic Dard's The King of Fools, and The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths by Olivier Barde-Cabucon, both from Pushkin Vertigo. Her work has been shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature. She is the author of Matisse: The Books (2020).

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782277156
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Vertigo
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 304
Format: Book
Subject: Fiction & related items